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Feb 12, 2018

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows...

Jan 16, 2018

55 California Legislators Score 100% on Food & Farm Scorecard

Annual Report Again Gives California Elected Officials Credit For Incremental Gains, But Sees That Food And Farming Remain An “Indefensibly Low Priority” For Policy Makers For Immediate Release:...

Dec 4, 2017

On International Day of No Pesticide Use, PAN International Urges Move Towards Agroecology

December 3, 2017 December 3 is the anniversary of the worst peacetime chemical disaster in history. Twenty-seven tons of lethal gases leaked from Union Carbide’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India on...

Nov 29, 2017

California officially lists chlorpyrifos as brain-harming pesticide

For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017 Sacramento, CA - Earlier today, one of California’s leading independent scientific bodies unanimously declared that the insecticide chlorpyrifos is a...

Nov 14, 2017

1 million+ Consumers Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger

New reports reveal devastating impacts on consumers and farmers For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Over 1 million petition signatures were delivered today by farming,...

Nov 7, 2017

New Rule Puts Limits on Pesticide Use Near Schools

First-ever statewide school buffer zone hailed as a step forward but more is needed, advocates caution For Immediate Release: November 7, 2017 Sacramento, CA – A new rule announced today designed...

Oct 9, 2017

Farmer Equity Act recognizes racial discrimination, enables state to identify barriers & provide much-needed support to farmers

“Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers” play an increasingly important role in food & farming system For Immediate Release: October 9, 2017 Sacramento, California – Earlier today, Governor...

Oct 2, 2017

Farmworker groups & thousands of Californians demand rapid and rigorous review of brain-harming pesticide

Legislators, health professionals and California residents urge speedy action on chlorpyrifos, pesticide found in air and on food For Immediate Release: October 2, 2017 Sacramento, CA — An...

Sep 20, 2017

Court of Appeal Rejects California's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides

Ends State’s Practice of Rubber-Stamping New Uses for Neonicotinoids San Francisco, CA — The First District California Court of Appeal issued an opinion Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging a California...

Sep 15, 2017

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain- harming pesticide, farmworker communities say

Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Sacramento, CA — Six months after the new chief of Environmental Protection...